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Jewish Women International (JWI)

Jewish Women International: 7 Years Later

When Jewish Women International opened the doors to its first International Conference on Domestic Abuse on July 20, 2003, there was optimism… there was ambition… but nobody knew for certain what would become of the work we were starting that day. Or rather, the work we were continuing – JWI had already been working in domestic violence (DV) for nearly a decade by then, since we had changed our name from B’nai B’rith Women to Jewish Women International, and focused our mission on aiding and empowering Jewish women and families – especially those suffering from abuse.

B'nai B'rith Women denounces B'nai B'rith International

September 17, 1984

B'nai B'rith Women denounced a B'nai B'rith International resolution to begin admitting women to the previously all-male organization.

JWI conference on Jewish domestic violence

July 20, 2003

Jewish Women International (JWI) sponsored the first conference on domestic abuse in the Jewish community, entitled "Pursuing Truth, Justice and Righteousness: A Call to Action," in Baltimore, Maryland.

B'nai B'rith Women

Before the outbreak of World War I, over a dozen B’nai B’rith women’s auxiliaries were scattered from San Francisco to New Jersey. They expanded into cultural activities, philanthropy, and community service, such as financial support of orphanages and homes for the elderly. Their announced aims were to perpetuate Jewish culture, enrich their communities, and ensure the religious survival of their sons and daughters. Their unannounced goals included sociability and the first steps toward personal independence.

JWI's "Women to Watch" ~ Who's There, Who's Not

Last week, Jewish Women International hosted their 2007 "Women to Watch" awards, described as "a celebration of extraordinary Jewish women and their impact on art, culture, and community; business, politics, and media; family, science, and spirituality." 

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Jewish Women International (JWI)." (Viewed on December 19, 2014) <http://jwa.org/tags/jewish-women-international-jwi>.

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